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Accounting Management

Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, 30328, United States
Posted:
January 24, 2017

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RICARDO CORTES

Phone# (404) ***-****- acygho@r.postjobfree.com Atlanta Metro Area

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/ricardo-cortes/37/ba0/1ba

Professional Summary

Adaptive Property Accountant proficient in generally accepted accounting principles. Emphasis on detailed financial reporting and analysis and identifying account issues.

Senior level accountant with more 20 years experience in control, inventories, cost accounting, manufacturing cost accounting, payroll, tax and audit. Strong in budgets, financial forecasting, developing monthly financial statements and reports, and CPA audits. Adept in solving problems and reducing company expenditures. Team player willing to work outside job specifications. Demonstrate organizational and negotiation skills and the ability to prioritize multiple and complex tasks, often with conflicted deadlines, and the ability to work independently. Advanced knowledge of personal computers and associated software applications including, Microsoft Office. Self-starter with proficiency in accounting software. Bilingual Spanish/English. Willing to travel.

Core Qualifications

Extensive experience with property management accounting. -More 60 properties 300 apts each-

Solid knowledge of budget preparation and review procedures

Excellent math skills including extensive experience with accounting balancing

Ability to complete multiple tasks in a timely manner

Adept at working well with others and completing tasks independently

Experience

Property Accountant

International Advisers 7/1/2009 - 7/1/2016

Bogotá, Colombia

Prepared daily journal entries and checked entries for accuracy.

Reviewed client account balances.

Assisted with the preparation of detailed property accounting reports.

Performed month-end closings.

Reconciled balance sheets.

Ensured proper coding of invoices.

Maintained daily journal entries.

Identified and resolved issues with property accounts.

Reviewed and analyzed accounting statements.

Documented and reviewed bank loan balances.

Prepared monthly quarterly and annual operating reports.

Coordinated with property managers on various account issues.

Identified and investigated budget variances.

Assisted with the preparation of quarterly forecasts.

Maintained accurate journal entries.

Tracked and coded invoices related to various accounts.

Assisted management with the preparation of detailed budget plans.

Reconciled balance sheets and identified any discrepancies.

Ensured all financial reports comply with GAAP and any other applicable requirements. Liaised with the company's external auditors for annual auditing requirements. Addressed all management issues raised by the external auditors, and report and advise thereon to management and the CEO. Worked closely with external advisors/auditors in the development of tax strategies and minimization of tax.

Prepared and submitted annual tax with CPA firm and other applicable tax returns as needed. Analyzed and submitted financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements

Managed organizational cash flow and cash flow forecasting. Presented financial results to the Board of Directors with narrative on results, variances to plan, trends, and key metrics.

Oversaw and led of annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the CEO; administration and review of all financial plans and budgets; monitoring of progress and changes to keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status. Coordinated and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors

Active participation in influencing company direction, growth, strategic planning, product development, acquisition integration and financial forecasting as a member of the senior management team

Responsible for all financial and accounting functions including policy development and implementation, and financial system development and management.

Updated and implemented all necessary business policies, accounting practices and financial controls

Development and management of internal financial controls

Oversight and mentoring of the accounting and finance staff

Education

Bachelor of Science - Accounting

2003

University of La Salle

Bogotá, Col

Salary

$100



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